UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health System news UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/themes/default/images/logo.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/news UC Davis Health System news Registration opens Nov. 4 for free UC Davis healthy aging program http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9428/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9428 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 31, 2014) - The marvels of healthy aging, as well as some of the myths and stereotypes associated with it, are among the topics being offered at UC Davis’ upcoming Mini Medical School. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9428 Susan Mar 2014-10-31T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers examine risks, benefits of chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9413/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9413 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 31, 2014) - Treatment for early stage breast cancer is highly effective, and for many women considering treatment choices, chemotherapy may add little to an already high long-term survival rate. Joy Melnikow, professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research at UC Davis, is working to define the potential long-term harms of chemotherapy for these patients, so they can be weighed against the potential benefits. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9413 Dorsey Griffith 2014-10-31T00:00:00Z UC Davis Nursing professor inducted into the Uganda National Academy of Sciences http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9419/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9419 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 31, 2014) - Gerald Kayingo, a physician assistant and assistant clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, was inducted as a fellow to the Uganda National Academy of Sciences. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9419 Susan Mar 2014-10-31T00:00:00Z Nurse receives third place for poster at Pediatric Nursing Conference http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9367/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9367 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 30, 2014) - Clinical resource nurse Stacey Salvato, who works on Davis 7 Pediatrics, received third place for her clinical care poster at this year's 30th annual Pediatric Nursing Conference in National Harbor, Md. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9367 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-10-30T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers to establish new tests to evaluate cognitive growth in people with intellectual disability http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9390/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9390 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 30, 2014) - Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute will develop and evaluate tests designed to measure and track changes in the cognitive functioning of people who typically are difficult to assess accurately: those with an intellectual disability, formerly termed mental retardation. The research will be funded through a new, five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9390 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-30T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center receives "A" rating on Hospital Safety Score http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9411/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9411 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 29, 2014) - UC Davis Medical Center was again honored with an “A” grade on The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score for its overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9411 Carole Gan 2014-10-29T00:00:00Z Study on Western diet and role in GI cancer funded http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9408/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9408 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 28, 2014) - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a $2.7 million grant to UC Davis researchers to investigate how the so-called Western diet, which is high in fat and sugar, increases the risk of developing liver and gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. In addition, the researchers will study whether bifidobacteria, a common family of bacteria in the human gut, can be enriched to prevent cancer. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9408 Dorsey Griffith 2014-10-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center recognized for reduction of pressure ulcers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9281/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9281 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 28, 2014) - A decrease in the rate of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers at UC Davis Medical Center has earned a Performance Excellence Award from the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC). Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9281 David Ong 2014-10-28T00:00:00Z Health disparities expert from Rutgers to speak in Sacramento http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9403/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9403 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 27, 2014) - Denise Rodgers, a family medicine physician at Rutgers University and national leader in reducing health disparities, will speak in Sacramento as part of the 2014 UC Davis Health System Snively Visiting Professorship in Family and Community Medicine. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9403 Susan Mar 2014-10-27T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers find promising new treatment approach for ischemic stroke http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9400/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9400 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 27, 2014) - A team of UC Davis scientists has found that administering a small molecule – purmorphamine – in animal models after a stroke results in multiple protective effects, including reducing the size of the stroke, decreasing inflammation and increasing markers for nerve regeneration. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9400 Susan Mar 2014-10-27T00:00:00Z Kay Redfield Jamison to discuss Professional and Personal Perspectives on Bipolar Illness http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9258/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9258 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 27, 2014) - Kay Redfield Jamison, Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and co-director of the Mood Disorders Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will discuss "Professional and Personal Perspectives on Bipolar Illness," during a lecture on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9258 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-27T00:00:00Z The Pink House donates portion of sales to Children's Miracle Network Nov. 6-12 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9389/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9389 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 27, 2014) - The purchase of women's shoes, purses and accessories can help make miracles for UC Davis Children's Hospital patients as East Sacramento retailer The Pink House donates 20 percent off all purchases to the Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis Nov. 6-12.  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9389 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-10-27T00:00:00Z Anti-cancer drug found effective against common stem cell transplant complication http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9394/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9394 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 24, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis have found that the drug bortezomib effectively treats chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a common and debilitating side effect from allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9394 Susan Mar 2014-10-24T00:00:00Z Kravitz honored for outstanding research in health-care communication http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9392/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9392 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 24, 2014) - The American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH) has recognized Richard Kravitz, professor of internal medicine, with its George Engel Award. The award is presented annually for outstanding research contributing to the theory, practice and teaching of effective health-care communication and related skills. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9392 Susan Mar 2014-10-24T00:00:00Z Distinguished cancer prevention researcher to lead public health sciences at UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9361/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9361 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 21, 2014) - Brad Pollock, a leading researcher on the incidence and control of childhood and adolescent cancer, has become chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9361 Karen Finney 2014-10-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis Nursing graduate student's research featured in national press program http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9380/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9380 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 21, 2014) - Robin Whitney, a Doctor of Philosophy student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, was one of four researchers showcased in a webcast today promoting the inaugural Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium Oct. 24 and 25 in Boston. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9380 Susan Mar 2014-10-21T00:00:00Z NCI awards UC Davis $1.5 million to innovate robotic surgery for head and neck cancers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9378/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9378 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 21, 2014) - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded UC Davis principal investigators Laura Marcu and Gregory Farwell $1.5 million to adapt UC Davis-developed biophotonic technology to a robotic surgical device in hopes of dramatically improving the precision of head and neck cancer surgery. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9378 Susan Mar 2014-10-21T00:00:00Z Insulin resistance and pathological brain aging topic of Alzheimer's Disease Center lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9374/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9374 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 20, 2014) - Suzanne Craft, professor of medicine and director, Wake Forest University Center for Healthy Brain Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention, will discuss “Insulin resistance and pathological brain aging. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9374 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-20T00:00:00Z Tarantula venom illuminates electrical activity in live cells http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9370/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9370 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 20, 2014) - Researchers at the University of California, Davis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, have created a cellular probe that combines a tarantula toxin with a fluorescent compound to help scientists observe electrical activity in neurons and other cells. The probe binds to a voltage-activated potassium ion channel subtype, lighting up when the channel is turned off and dimming when it is activated.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9370 Carole Gan 2014-10-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center holds workshop for Alzheimer's caregivers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9359/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9359 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 20, 2014) - The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center will hold a workshop for those caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in the auditorium of the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. There is no cost to participate in the workshop; however, reservations are required to attend. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9359 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-20T00:00:00Z Young Adult Outcomes topic of next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9356/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9356 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 17, 2014) - Research examining what happens to young adults with autism spectrum disorder when they leave high school will be the topic of the November UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. The discussion, on “Young Adult Outcomes,” will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9356 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-17T00:00:00Z Randi Jenssen Hagerman receives C. Anderson Aldrich Award from American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9348/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9348 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 15, 2014) - Randi Jenssen Hagerman, medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research and Treatment, has received the prestigious C. Anderson Aldrich Award in Child Development for her outstanding contributions in the field of child development from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the professional organization for pediatricians in the United States. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9348 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center repeats as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9340/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9340 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 15, 2014) - For the fourth consecutive year, UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Quality Index, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9340 David Ong 2014-10-15T00:00:00Z BOOtastic Kids' Health Fair set for Oct. 25 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9325/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9325 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 14, 2014) - Sacramento area kids won't get tricked, but they will have plenty of treats at the BOOtastic Kids' Health Fair on Oct. 25 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9325 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-10-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis to host first BRA Day event http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9338/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9338 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 13, 2014) - To ensure women are aware of their breast reconstruction options, on Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the UC Davis Division of Plastic Surgery will host Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9338 Susan Mar 2014-10-13T00:00:00Z Cancer Center wins $1.7 million NCI grant to study novel cancer treatment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9337/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9337 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 10, 2014) - A multidisciplinary team at UC Davis will embark on research to determine whether combining a novel type of immunotherapy with radiation and chemotherapy can make treatment for sarcoma, breast and pancreatic cancers more effective. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9337 Susan Mar 2014-10-10T00:00:00Z Probiotic decreases the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9336/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9336 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 10, 2014) - A team of UC Davis and University of Arizona researchers discovered that adding the bacteria Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (B. infantis) to formula fed to newborn rats reduced the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis, an often deadly intestinal infection. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9336 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-10-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis recognized as an industry leader in cardiac rehabilitation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9327/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9327 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 8, 2014) - The Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology Program at UC Davis Health System has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for leadership in improving quality of life, enhancing standards of care and offering advanced practices for patients recovering from cardiac events or interventions. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9327 Susan Mar 2014-10-08T00:00:00Z MIND Institute receives $900,000 grant to study use of sertraline in young children with autism spectrum disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9332/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9332 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 8, 2014) - Focusing on treatments to ameliorate autism symptoms, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute will launch the first study to examine the effectiveness of the use of sertraline, commonly known as Zoloft®™, in children as young as 2 to 6 years, through a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9332 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-08T00:00:00Z One physician's email account compromised by unknown source http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9313/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9313 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 7, 2014) - Late last week, it was determined that a UC Davis physician's work email account was accessed by an unknown source. UC Davis Health System has notified 1,326 patients who had their personal or medical information included in an email within the compromised account. This event did not involve access to the electronic health records of patients, patients' social security numbers or patients' personal financial information. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9313 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-10-07T00:00:00Z Researchers seeking middle-aged and older men for aging study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9308/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9308 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2014) - How alterations in a single gene on the X chromosome affects neurological and psychological functioning in men as they age is the subject of a new study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9308 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-06T00:00:00Z MIND Institute slates seminar to address stress among families caring for people with neurodevelopmental disorders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9312/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9312 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2014) - The UC Davis MIND Institute’s venerable Minds Behind the MIND series will launch its 2014-15 season in October with a departure from its previous format. The quarterly evening lectures have been replaced by Saturday morning presentations featuring UC Davis faculty and community representatives. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9312 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-06T00:00:00Z Local children's musical duo performs at UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9311/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9311 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 3, 2014) - The Poodlums, a children’s musical duo, performed for UC Davis Children’s Hospital last week. The special performance was made possible by a donation from a community member and the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9311 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-10-03T00:00:00Z Program trains next generation of health-care leaders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9310/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9310 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 2, 2014) - Eighteen health leaders from nonprofit organizations and public agencies throughout Northern and Central California began classes this week as members of the Health Leadership Program's Class XI. The program, a partnership of the Sierra Health Foundation, UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) and the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Management, is jointly led by IPHI Director Kenneth Kizer and Richard Callahan, chair of USF's Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9310 Carole Gan 2014-10-02T00:00:00Z Shinjiro Hirose joins UC Davis as chief of pediatric general, thoracic and fetal surgery http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9300/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9300 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 2, 2014) - Shinjiro Hirose, a nationally recognized fetal and pediatric surgeon, has joined the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine as chief of the newly established Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery in the Department of Surgery. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9300 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-10-02T00:00:00Z Research Center for Behavioral Health launched at UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9301/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9301 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 1, 2014) - UC Davis Health System officials and California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg today announced the founding of a unique academic research center designed to improve mental health in California and serve as a national model for advancing innovative research in neuroscience, as well as the prevention of and early interventions in mental illness. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9301 Susan Mar 2014-10-01T00:00:00Z UC Davis neuroscientists receive prestigious NIH BRAIN Initiative Awards http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9294/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9294 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 30, 2014) - Two UC Davis research teams developing transformational technologies to understand the dynamics of the neural circuitry underlying behavior and cognition have received awards from the federal Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Technologies (BRAIN) Initiative, a presidential grand Challenge enterprise. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9294 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-30T00:00:00Z UC Davis medical student honored with Physicians of Tomorrow Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9293/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9293 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 29, 2014) - Alexander Nguyen, a fourth-year medical student at UC Davis School of Medicine who is focused on improving the health of Americans, especially at-risk youth, received an American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Award. He is one of 21 students across the nation recognized for this academic achievement. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9293 Carole Gan 2014-09-29T00:00:00Z Superheroes visits UC Davis Children's Hospital patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9292/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9292 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 26, 2014) - Superheroes took a break from their crime-stopping schedule to visit UC Davis Children’s Hospital earlier this week. The special visit was made possible through the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department and the West Coast Avengers. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9292 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school welcomes newest graduate students http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9288/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9288 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 24, 2014) - Nutrition, nursing and public health are just some of the fields represented by the 63 new students entering the four graduate programs at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9288 Susan Mar 2014-09-24T00:00:00Z Cancer center's Brain Innovation Group funded for brain tumor tool http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9287/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9287 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 24, 2014) - The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Brain Innovation Group has received a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to improve brain cancer surgery and treatment using UC Davis-developed biophotonic technology. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9287 Susan Mar 2014-09-24T00:00:00Z Stuart Berger joins UC Davis as chief of pediatric cardiology http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9278/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9278 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 23, 2014) - Stuart Berger, one of the nation's premier pediatric cardiologists and the leader in a national campaign to prevent sudden cardiac arrest deaths in children and teens, has joined the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine as professor and vice-chair of the Department of Pediatrics and chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology.  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9278 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-23T00:00:00Z Higher nurse-to-patient standard improves staff safety http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9280/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9280 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 23, 2014) - A 2004 California law mandating specific nurse-to-patient staffing standards in acute care hospitals significantly lowered job-related injuries and illnesses for both registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, according to a UC Davis study published online in the International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9280 Susan Mar 2014-09-23T00:00:00Z School of Medicine alumni honored http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9284/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9284 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 23, 2014) - This year’s UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Day honored three physicians and medical alumni for their longstanding commitment to excellence on both professional and personal levels. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9284 Susan Mar 2014-09-23T00:00:00Z Pediatrics unit supports Operation Backpack drive http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9282/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9282 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 23, 2014) - Pediatrics unit nurses at UC Davis Children’s Hospital supported Operation Backpack for the third year, donating 190 backpacks filled with school supplies to Volunteers of America last month. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9282 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-23T00:00:00Z Mothers of children with autism less likely to have taken iron supplements during pregnancy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9189/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9189 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 21, 2014) - Mothers of children with autism are significantly less likely to report taking iron supplements before and during their pregnancies than the mothers of children who are developing normally, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9189 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-21T00:00:00Z David Schrimmer joins UC Davis as chief of maternal-fetal medicine http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9240/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9240 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 18, 2014) - David B. Schrimmer, a highly respected obstetrician and gynecologist who is expert in the management of complex pregnancies, including multiple gestations and those requiring fetal therapy, has joined the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as professor and chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9240 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center named one of the nation's top hospitals with great heart programs http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9268/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9268 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 18, 2014) - UC Davis Medical Center has been named one of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Heart Programs” for 2014-15 by Becker's Hospital Review. In developing the list, the publication's editorial team considered hospitals that “lead the nation in cardiovascular and thoracic healthcare.” Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9268 Karen Finney 2014-09-18T00:00:00Z Aguilar-Gaxiola presents NIH seminar on mental-health treatment gaps among Latinos http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9269/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9269 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 18, 2014) - Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, professor of clinical internal medicine and director of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, on Thursday, Sept. 18, presented a seminar entitled, “If You Build It, Will They Come? Addressing Mental-Health Treatment Gaps in Latinos,” at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9269 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-18T00:00:00Z Pushing past cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9261/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9261 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 18, 2014) - Special event targeting young cancer survivors ages 15-39 to be held on Nov. 8, 2014 at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2279 45th St., Sacramento from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9261 Susan Mar 2014-09-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis to recognize Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day on Oct. 15 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9266/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9266 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 18, 2014) - The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is sponsoring a day of interactive, informative event to recognize the brave face of each woman with breast cancer on Oct. 15, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the cancer center, 4501 X St., Sacramento. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9266 Susan Mar 2014-09-18T00:00:00Z Ulfat Shaikh named Quality Improvement Project Leader by the American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9251/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9251 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2014) - Ulfat Shaikh, director for healthcare quality at UC Davis School of Medicine and pediatrician at UC Davis Children's Hospital, has been named the Quality Improvement Project Leader for the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (COQIPS). Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9251 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-16T00:00:00Z Spirit Halloween Superstores gives back to UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9255/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9255 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2014) - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9255 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-16T00:00:00Z UC Davis doctoral student among first recipients of Prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars program awards http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9254/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9254 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2014) - Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing graduate student Sarah Brown Blake is among the 16 nurses who are the first recipients of the Future of Nursing Scholars program awards. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9254 Susan Mar 2014-09-16T00:00:00Z Katherine Rauen named 2014 Rare Champion of Hope honoree http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9151/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9151 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 15, 2014) - Katherine Rauen, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a physician-scientist affiliated with UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has received the 2014 Rare Champion of Hope Honoree in Science. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9151 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-15T00:00:00Z Sleep disorders widely undiagnosed in individuals with multiple sclerosis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9230/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9230 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 12, 2014) - In what may be the largest study of sleep problems among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers at UC Davis have found that widely undiagnosed sleep disorders may be at the root of the most common and disabling symptom of the disease: fatigue. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9230 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital team stars in music video http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9244/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9244 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 12, 2014) - UC Davis Children's Hospital faculty, staff, residents and patients are featured in a new music video, "Glory Glory Sacramento," which will be shown at halftime at tomorrow's Sacramento Republic FC playoff game. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9244 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-12T00:00:00Z Jessie Rees Foundation delivers JoyJars to UC Davis Children's Hospital patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9245/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9245 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 11, 2014) - The Jessie Rees Foundation and its partner Anthem Blue Cross, made a special visit to the children at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, delivering 100 JoyJars yesterday. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9245 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis-developed target leukemia treatment shows promise http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9243/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9243 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 11, 2014) - Noriko Satake, UC Davis pediatric oncologist and researcher, has demonstrated in laboratory studies that a new, targeted treatment for leukemia is effective. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9243 Susan Mar 2014-09-11T00:00:00Z 10th Annual Sake Fest benefiting UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center set for Oct. 9 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9235/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9235 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 10, 2014) - The 10th Annual Northern California Premium Sake Fest, benefiting the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Heart Center, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 6-9 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9235 David Ong 2014-09-10T00:00:00Z Intervention in 6-month-olds with autism ameliorates symptoms, alleviates developmental delay http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9182/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9182 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 8, 2014) - Treatment at the earliest age when signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) appear – sometimes in infants as young as 6 months old – significantly reduces symptoms so that, by age 3, most who received the therapy had neither ASD nor developmental delay, a UC Davis MIND Institute research study has found. [español] Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9182 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-08T00:00:00Z Alzheimer's Disease Center Offers Spanish Mini Medical School http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9228/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9228 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 8, 2014) - The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Latino Aging Research Resource Center and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities will present the sixth Spanish Mini Medical School on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9228 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis, University of Washington launch project to develop depression care for older adults http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9224/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9224 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 5, 2014) - UC Davis and the University of Washington are implementing a project to develop innovative new models of care for depression in older adults through a $2.5 million grant from the California-based Archstone Foundation, a private grant-making organization whose mission is to contribute toward the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population. The grant launches Archstone Foundation’s Depression in Late Life Initiative to improve the quality of life for older adults suffering from depression.  Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9224 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-05T00:00:00Z A hobby with high purpose http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9216/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9216 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 4, 2014) - As part of Angel Flight West's team, surgeon and pilot Tom Stevenson donates his time and plane to fly people who need organ transplants, kidney dialysis, cancer treatment and other types of care to locations throughout California, Oregon and Nevada. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9216 Susan Mar 2014-09-04T00:00:00Z Young Adult Bereavement Art Group begins Sept. 29 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9209/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9209 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 4, 2014) - The UC Davis Hospice Program and UC Davis Children's Hospital Bereavement Program will offer an eight-week Young Adult Bereavement Art Group for individuals 17 to 24 who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one. The sessions will be held on eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from Sept. 29 through Nov. 17. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9209 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-04T00:00:00Z Breast vs. bottle feeding in rhesus monkeys http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9210/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9210 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 3, 2014) - Infant rhesus monkeys receiving different diets early in life develop distinct immune systems that persist months after weaning, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC Davis and UC San Francisco has shown. The study, which compares breast- and bottle-fed infants, appears online September 3 in Science Translational Medicine. [en español] Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9210 Carole Gan 2014-09-03T00:00:00Z Brief depression questionnaires could lead to unnecessary antidepressant prescriptions http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9206/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9206 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 2, 2014) - Short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression are linked with antidepressant medications being prescribed when they may not be needed, according to new research from UC Davis Health System published in the September-October issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9206 Susan Mar 2014-09-02T00:00:00Z The early cost of HIV http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9205/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9205 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 29, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis have made some surprising discoveries about the body’s initial responses to HIV infection. Studying simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the team found that specialized cells in the intestine called Paneth cells are early responders to viral invasion and are the source of gut inflammation by producing a cytokine called interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β). Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9205 Susan Mar 2014-08-29T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers launch study examining autism in girls http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9140/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9140 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 28, 2014) - Autism is far more common in boys than girls - affecting 1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls — but little is known about biological differences between boys and girls with autism. A new study, called the ‘Girls with Autism — Imaging of Neurodevelopment’ or GAIN Study, led by researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute will explore those differences in very young girls with autism. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9140 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-28T00:00:00Z Young earthquake survivor thankful to UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9198/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9198 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 27, 2014) - Nicholas Dillon, the brave 13-year-old who survived after a chimney collapsed on him in his home during the Napa Valley earthquake last Saturday, is in good condition in UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Dillon’s recovery has garnered national and international media attention. He was interviewed from his hospital room in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit yesterday by NBC News, among other media outlets. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9198 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-27T00:00:00Z Introducing the multi-tasking nanoparticle http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9051/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9051 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 26, 2014) - mKit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-make polymer, these particles can be used as contrast agents to light up tumors for MRI and PET scans or deliver chemo and other therapies to destroy tumors. In addition, the particles are biocompatible and have shown no toxicity. The study was published online today in Nature Communications. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9051 Dorsey Griffith 2014-08-26T00:00:00Z Hagerman, Hendren publish comprehensive book on treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9192/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9192 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 25, 2014) - Randi Hagerman, Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research and medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, and Robert Hendren, professor, vice chair and director of child and adolescent psychiatry in the UC San Francisco Department of Psychiatry, are the editors of a new leading-edge book, Treatment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Targeting Neurobiological Mechanisms, published by Oxford University Press. The book details advances in genetics, neurobiology and psychopharmacology, and their treatment applications in clincial settings Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9192 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-25T00:00:00Z Brrrrrr! Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic answers ice bucket challenge http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9190/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9190 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 21, 2014) - Björn Oskarsson, assistant professor of neurology and director of the Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic braved icy waters on the west side of the Ellison Ambulatory Care Center at UC Davis Medical Center Aug. 20 to answer the ALS ice bucket challenge. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9190 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-21T00:00:00Z California isn't measuring up in the fight against cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9193/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9193 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 21, 2014) - In a media briefing at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released How Do You Measure Up?, an annual report that scores each state on how they are doing in the fight against cancer. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9193 Susan Mar 2014-08-21T00:00:00Z Kizer appointed to UCOP Advisory Council on Student Veterans http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9191/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9191 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 21, 2014) - Kenneth W. Kizer, a distinguished professor and director of the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement and national expert on veterans’ issues, has been asked to serve on University of California President Janet Napolitano’s Advisory Council on Student Veterans. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9191 Carole Gan 2014-08-21T00:00:00Z Door-to-door fundraising scam does not benefit UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9187/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9187 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 20, 2014) - The Sacramento-based UC Davis Health System reminds northern California residents that it never seeks donations using door-to-door solicitors and does not work with organizations that use this fundraising approach. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9187 Karen Finney 2014-08-20T00:00:00Z CAARE Center and SacEDAPT Clinic receive federal grant to treat psychosis in traumatized youth http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9173/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9173 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2014) - The UC Davis CAARE Center and UC Davis Psychiatry’s SacEDAPT Clinic have received funding to improve the assessment and treatment of underserved traumatized youth who are experiencing the early signs of psychosis. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9173 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-08-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis ALS Clinic, School of Nursing answer "ALS ice bucket challenge" http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9184/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9184 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 15, 2014) - The UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic will answer the ALS Association’s “ice bucket challenge” Wednesday, Aug. 20 at noon on the west side of the Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research and treatment. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9184 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-15T00:00:00Z Pediatric patients build some fun at Lego event http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9167/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9167 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2014) - As a former UC Davis Children's Hospital patient, Zachary Hill knows what it is like to spend time in the pediatrics unit of UC Davis Children's Hospital. Last month, the 17-year-old returned and brought some Lego fun with him. Hill, a life scout from Troop 107 in Sacramento, decided to focus his Eagle Scout project on creating a playroom event for the boys and girls in the pediatrics unit.  Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9167 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-08-13T00:00:00Z University of California brings researchers together for statewide autism summit http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9174/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9174 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2014) - Bringing together the research prowess of the University of California to address the increase in autism incidence, its public health impacts, and the need to speed the development of treatments for affected individuals and their families, internationally respected scientists from UC campuses at Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Davis will converge at the UC Davis MIND Institute for a daylong summit on innovative translational neurodevelopmental research. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9174 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-13T00:00:00Z Summer Concert brings smiles to kids, grownups alike http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9175/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9175 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2014) - More than 250 staff, faculty, students and neighbors enjoyed live music, food and fun at last week’s free summer concert, presented by UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The event was co-hosted by the UC Davis Health System Community Advisory Board and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9175 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-08-13T00:00:00Z Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® Telethon raises $184,130 for UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9172/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9172 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 12, 2014) - Telethon viewers and partners raised $184,130 for UC Davis Children's Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Sacramento. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9172 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-08-12T00:00:00Z Novel drug action against solid tumors explained http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9171/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9171 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 11, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis, City of Hope, Taipai Medical University and National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan have discovered how a drug that deprives the cells of a key amino acid specifically kills cancer cells. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9171 Susan Mar 2014-08-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis primary care practices receive prestigious recognition http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9157/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9157 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 8, 2014) - All 18 UC Davis Medical Group primary care clinics received recognition in July from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Patient-Centered Medical Homes, a designation that rewards primary-care providers for efficiency, quality and innovation in primary care. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9157 David Ong 2014-08-08T00:00:00Z Pan awarded grant to test 'smart' chemotherapy drug for bladder cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9168/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9168 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2014) - UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center oncologist Chong-Xian Pan has received a $650,000 grant from the VA Northern California Health Care System to conduct the first clinical trial of a novel chemotherapy-delivery drug he developed for bladder cancer patients. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9168 Susan Mar 2014-08-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis launches a clinic to treat thoracic outlet syndrome http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9166/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9166 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2014) - UC Davis Health System has opened a clinic dedicated to treating a rare and complex condition called thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), which occurs when blood vessels or nerves running from the upper body through the arm become compressed, causing problems ranging from reduced mobility and pain to life- and limb-threatening blood clots. It is most often the outcome of trauma, repetitive movements or extra ribs that are present at birth. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9166 Karen Finney 2014-08-07T00:00:00Z Observing brain synapses in action http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9142/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9142 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 6, 2014) - Lin Tian’s fascination with neuroscience stems from a deep curiosity about the complexity and elegance of the human brain. As one of only five scientists in the U.S. and Canada — and the first at UC Davis —to be named a 2014 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar, Tian will be developing optical sensors and applications to acquire fundamental insights about how the nervous system functions in health and disease. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9142 Carole Gan 2014-08-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing dean selected for national gerontological research award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9164/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9164 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 5, 2014) - Founding Dean for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, Heather M. Young, was recently named the 2014 recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award by the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9164 Jennette Carrick 2014-08-05T00:00:00Z Teen hospice patient receives surprise visit from soccer star http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9160/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9160 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 4, 2014) - The UC Davis Hospice Program recently arranged a special occasion for one of its patients, who also is an avid soccer fan, 13-year-old Bryan Garcia: an unannounced visit to his home from Rodrigo Lopez, a member of the Sacramento Republic FC soccer team of United Soccer Leagues. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9160 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-08-04T00:00:00Z